Physician Profiles

 

Charles E. Kelly, MD

PNBC Founder and Board Member

Before establishing Physicians Neck & Back Center (PNBC), Dr. Kelly was exposed to patients with chronic back pain not responsive to treatments and surgery available to him as a primary care physician. Wanting to help patients alleviate their pain, he, together with Dr. Brian Nelson and Dr. Joseph Wegner founded PNBC in 1990. The PNBC approach to alleviating pain and improving function for chronic neck and back patients is based on restoring the spinal function, activity level and personal independence. Dr. Kelly has also conducted several research studies and published the results in peer-reviewed medical journals.



Education:

  • Athletic Scholarship, Notre Dame, Pre-Med, B.A. 1971 - 1975
  • University of Minnesota, Medical School, M.D. 1976 - 1980
  • Residency, University of Minnesota, 1980 - 1983
  • Chief Residency, University of Minnesota, 1983-1984


Certification(s):

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine


Professional Activitie(s):

  • Member, American Back Society, 1996 - Present
  • Member, North American Spine Society, 1993 to Present
  • Past Member, Ramsey County Medical Society
  • Past Member, Allina Quality Care Committe, 1986 - 2000
  • Past member, Medica Board of Directors, 1989-1993
  • Coveted Mt. Olivet Award Recipient for the State’s Best Scholar/Athlete 1971


Speaking Engagement(s):

  • Minnesota Academy of Family Practice Conventions
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Spondylolisthesis, National Spine Conference

Published Article(s):

  • “The clinical effects of intensive, specific exercise on chronic low back pain: a controlled study of 895 consecutive patients with 1-year follow up.B. Nelson, E. O'Reilly, M. Miller, M. Hogan, J. Wegner, and C. Kelly. Orthopedics 18(10): 971-981, 1995.

  • “Can spinal surgery be prevented by treating surgical candidates with aggressive strengthening exercise? A prospective study of cervical and lumbar patients.”B. Nelson, D. Carpenter, T. Dreisinger, M. Mitchell, E. O'Reilly, C. Kelly, J. Wegner, J. Palen, and M. Hogan. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 80:20-25, 1999.


Brian W Nelson, MD

PNBC Founder and Board Member

Dr. Nelson began his medical career as a general orthopedist but after several years decided to concentrate on the the treatment of chronic spinal pathology using a fitness approach to treat thousands of patients. As a founder and board member of Physicians Neck & Back Clinics (PNBC), he has lectured around the world, conducted several research studies, and published several articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. Prior to entering medical school in the late `70s, Dr. Nelson put his aeronautical engineering degree from the United States Air Force Academy to work as an Air Force fighter pilot and is a Viet Nam combat veteran. In his free time he enjoys 'crushing' Dr. Kelly in tennis and golf (not much of a feat, however).

Dr. Nelson is no longer seeing patients. He continues as the Medical Director overseeing the care of all patients, consulting on difficult cases, and monitoring outcomes. 

Education:

  • Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, 1981-1985
  • Internship in General Surgery, Hennepin County Medical Center; Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1981
  • University of Minnesota Medical School, M.D. 1980
  • United States Air Force Academy, Colorado; Aeronautical Engineering, B.S. 1969

Certification(s):

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Activities(s):

  • North American Spine Society, 1992 - Present
  • American Back Society, 1992 - Present
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 1992 - Present
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1989 - Present
  • Minnesota Orthopedic Society, 1985 - Present
  • Past Member, Ramsey County Medical Society
  • Past Member, American College of Sports Medicine

Speaking Engagement(s):

  1. “Limitations of Ender's Nails in the Stabilization of Femoral Shaft Fractures.” Presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 1985 Annual Meeting.
  2. “The Efficacy of Isokinetic Rehabilitation on Disease of the Lumbar Spine.” Presented in Tokyo, Japan, January 1988. Japanese Symposium on Lumbar Disease.
  3. “Rehabilitation of the Cervical Spine.” Spinal Rehab Update 1991. Sponsored by The University of Florida College of Medicine. September 1991.
  4. “Clinical Results: A Two Year Review.” Spine and Strength Symposium. Sponsored by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. July 1992.
  5. “13 Month Clinical Follow-Up on 1000 patients: What Happens to the Exercise Rehabilitation Patient after Discharge?” Exercise Rehabilitation of the Spine: Update '93. Sponsored by the University of Florida College of Medicine. July 1993.
  6. “Quantitative Assessment." Back Pain '93. Sponsored by Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke 's Medical Center and Skol Publishing.
  7. “Testing and Exercise Training of the Isolated Lumbar and Cervical Spine.” American Back Society Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec 1993.
  8. “Strength Training for spondylolisthesis, acute disc syndromes, spinal stenosis, and degenerative spinal disease.” Spine and Strength Symposium. Sponsored by The University of California, San Diego. July 1994.
  9. “Treatment of Surgical Candidates With Aggressive Strengthening: Results in a Group of 140 Cervical and Lumbar Patients.” Exercise Rehabilitation of the Spine: Update ‘95. Sponsored by the University of Florida College of Medicine. April 1995.
  10. “Resistance Training and Back Health.” American College of Sports Medicine 42nd Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, Mn. June 1995.
  11. “Preventing Spinal Surgery by Using Aggressive Exercise: Results of a Prospective Study with 421 Patients.” International Congress on Chronic Low Back Pain. Wurzburg, Germany. Mar 1996.
  12. “Treating Cervical and Lumbar Surgical Candidates With Intensive, Specific Exercise Instead of Surgery: Results in 421 Patients.” Comprehensive Spine and Joint Care - From Exercise To Outcome. University of California, San Diego, Department of Orthopedics. La Jolla, California. July 1996.
  13. “Can Spine Surgery Be Prevented With Aggressive Exercise? A Prospective Study.” North American Spine Society Annual Meeting. Vancouver, British Columbia. November 1997.
  14. “A Revolutionary Approach to Back Injury Prevention.” Blue Cross Blue Shield 3rd Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Symposium. Minneapolis, MN. Oct 1998.
  15. “Can Industrial Back Injuries Really be Prevented?” 13th Annual Low Back Pain Symposium. Las Vegas, Nev. Jun 1999.
  16. “Preventing Spinal Surgery With Aggressive Exercise.” International Congress on Spinal Disease. Cologne, Germany. March 2000.
  17. “Results of Back Injury Prevention in the Airline Industry.” Minnesota Safety Council Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. May 2001.
  18. "Optimal Strength Training: Things You Haven't Been Taught". Northern Chapter American College of Sports Medicine.  St. Cloud. MN. April 2005.

Published Article(s):

  1. "A Comparison of Osteoclastic Activating Factor Activity in Diabetics vs. Non- Diabetics". BW Nelson, 1980 (unpublished).
  2. "Sometimes the Good Guys Win". BW Nelson. Medical Economics. Volume 69, No. 2. January 20, 1992.
  3. "Spinal Care in the 1990's". BW Nelson. Minnesota Physician. Volume 6, No.8. November 1992.
  4. "Breakthrough For Back Pain". WV Zucker and BW Nelson. Lester, Street Publishing. Copyright 1992.
  5. "A Rational Approach to the Treatment of Low Back Pain". BW Nelson. Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. May 1993 Vo. 10, No. 5.
  6. “The Clinical Effects of Intensive, Specific Exercise on Chronic Low-Back Pain: A Controlled Study of 895 Consecutive Patients with One Year Follow-Up.” BW Nelson, EJ O’Reilly, M Miller, et. al. Orthopedics 18(10): 971-981; October 1995.
  7. “Worker’s Comp: What’s Gone Wrong?” BW Nelson and JA Wegner Minnesota Physician. Volume 9, No. 7. October 1999
  8. “ Management of Back Pain in Athletes.” TE Dreisinger and BW Nelson. Sports Medicine. 21(4): 313-320. April 1996.
  9. "Climate of Distrust.” BW Nelson. Minnesota Physician. October 1997.
  10. “Redesigning the American Workplace.” BW Nelson, DM Carpenter, TE Dreisinger. Rehab Management. Oct/Nov 1998.
  11. “Can Spinal Surgery be Prevented by Aggressive Strengthening Exercises? A Prospective Study of Cervical and Lumbar Patients.” BW Nelson, DM Carpenter, TE Dreisinger, M Mitchell, CE Kelly, JA Wegner. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol 80: pp. 20-25. 1999.
  12. “Low back strengthening for the prevention and treatment of low back pain.” DM Carpenter, BW Nelson. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 18-24,1999.
  13. “Restorative Exercise for Clinical Low Back Pain.” S Leggett, V Mooney, L Matheson, BW Nelson, T Dresisinger, J Van Zytveld, L Vie. Spine 24 (9): 889-898. May 1999.
  14. “Treatment Overload.” BW Nelson and A Coulter. Minnesota Physician. Vol. 13, No. 3. Jun 1999. April 2001.
  15. “A Randomized Clinical Trial of Exercise and Spinal Manipulation for Chronic   Neck Pain.”  G Bronfort, DC, PhD, RoniEvans,DC,BW Nelson, MD,PD Aker,DC,  MSc, CH Goldsmith, PhD, BW Nelson, H Vernon, DC, Spine 26 (7): 788-     799.April 2001.
  16. “Two-year follow-up of a randomized clinical trial of spinal manipulation and two types of exercise for patients with chronic neck pain.” G Bronfort, DC, PhD, Roni Evans, DC, BW Nelson, MD, PD Aker,  DC, MSc, CH Goldsmith, PhD, BW Nelson, H Vernon, DC. Spine, Vol. 27 (21):  2383-2389. April 2002.
  17. “Outcomes Revolution: The Value of Meaningful Data.”  BW Nelson, Minnesota Physician, Vol. 19, No. 1, Apr 2005.


Joseph A. Wegner, MD

PNBC Founder and Board Member

Dr. Wegner is one of the founding partners of Physicians Neck & Back Clinics (PNBC) along with Dr. Charles Kelly and Dr. Brian Nelson. In addition to his Doctor of Medicine, Dr. Wegner holds a Masters of Public Health and board certification in Occupational Medicine. Prior to devoting his practice to PNBC, he served as the director of Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management for Health Risk Management and treated patients for Group Health, Inc. (now HealthPartners), where he helped create their Department of Occupational Medicine. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of lower back pain, has conducted research studies and published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and participates in a training program for the University of Minnesota family practice residents. Having an interest in both local and national medical issues, Dr. Wegner served for nearly a decade as chair of the Minnesota Medical Services Review Board, which advises the Department of Labor and Industry on work-related injuries and illnesses.

Dr. Wegner is no longer seeing patients. He continues his focus on improving spine care through research and education.  He is collaborating with other medical professional to improve outcomes for our patients. 

Education:

  • St. Thomas University, Bachelor degree in Biology, 1975
  • University of Minnesota Medical School 1976-1980
  • Joint residency in Internal Medicine/Occupational Medicine, University of Minnesota Affiliated Hospitals, 1981-1985
  • Masters of Public Health, Environmental Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1986


Certification(s):

  • Board Certified in Occupational Medicine, 1987


Professional Activitie(s):

  • Chairman of the Minnesota Medical Services Review Board (the group that advises the Department of Labor and Industry on medical issues relating to work-related injuries and illnesses) 1994-2001
  • Past president of North Central Environmental and Occupational Medicine Society
  • Fellow, American College of Environmental and Occupational Medicine
  • Member, North American Spine Society
  • Member, Ramsey County Medical Society


Speaking Engagement(s):

  • Frequently a requested guest speaker in the area of low back pain

Published Article(s):

 

  1. “The clinical effects of intensive, specific exercise on chronic low back pain: a controlled study of 895 consecutive patients with 1-year follow up.” Nelson, B., E. O'Reilly, M. Miller, M. Hogan, J. Wegner, and C. Kelly. Orthopedics 18(10): 971-981, 1995.

  2. “Can spinal surgery be prevented by treating surgical candidates with aggressive strengthening exercise? A prospective study of cervical and lumbar patients.” Nelson, B., D. Carpenter, T. Dreisinger, M. Mitchell, E. O'Reilly, C. Kelly, J. Wegner, A. Coulter, J. Palen, and M. Hogan. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 80:20-25, 1999.

  3. “Worker’s Comp: What’s Gone Wrong?” BW Nelson and JA Wegner, Minnesota Physician. Volume 9, No. 7. October 1999.


Sarah E. Elert MD, MS

Dr. Elert completed her medical training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. After working for several years in a general rehabilitation practice, she has joined PNBC to subspecialize in the non-operative care of spine disorders. Her background in PM&R includes expertise in traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, and post polio. She is skilled in treating spine disorders in these patients. In addition to her clinical work at PNBC, Dr. Elert also performs electromyography (EMG's) for the diagnosis of nerve and muscle disorders.

She chose PNBC because she has seen firsthand how powerful a comprehensive strengthening program can be for getting patients with spine problems feeling better, doing more, and improving their self esteem and quality of life. She believes muscular and biomechanical fitness is crucial in maintaining function and preventing relapses in chronic spine conditions. She enjoys educating her patients and giving them the tools to self manage their spine health.

 

Education

  • PM&R Residency , University of Michigan-Ann Arbor,  Ann Arbor, MI
  • Transitional Internship , John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, TX
  • Medical School ,  University of Minnesota -Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
  • Master's degree,  Clinical Laboratory Sciences with a focus in Microbiology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor's Degree, High Honors in Biology at Bates College, Lewiston, ME

 

Certification

  • Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 

Professional Societies

  • Member, American Academy of Physical  Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)


Rocklin Shir, MD

Dr. Shir is a lifelong Minnesota resident with a strong acedemic background. Dr. Shir has practiced Emergency Medicine for 26 years. He has also practiced Occupational Medicine for 3 years prior to joining Physicians Neck & Back Clinics, where he has gained valuable experience in treating patients with neck and back disorders. After personally suffering back pain for a year, Dr. Shir came to PNBC as a patient in 2009. When he experienced first-hand, the lasting benefits of physician-guided neck and back strengthening program, he joined the PNBC team in 2011. Dr. Shir is confident that he can help others return to a more active and enjoyable lifestyle as well.



Education:

  • Undergraduate degree at University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.  B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1977.  
  • Medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN.  M.D. Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, 1981.
  • Residency, Family Practice at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center. 1981 - 1984.  

 

Certification(s):

  • Board Certified in Family Practice  1984- 2005
  • Board Certified Emergency Medicine  1989- Present 

 

Related Experience: 

  • Occupation Medicine  2007-Present  

 

Professional Activities(s): 

  • Past Diplomat of American Board of Family Practice
  • Member of American Academy of Family Practice
  • Fellow of American College of Emergency Physicians





Gloria J. Peterson, MD

After a decade of practicing family medicine, Dr. Peterson wanted to concentrate her practice on offering a non-surgical approach to spinal care to patients. She joined Physicians Neck & Back Clinics (PNBC) in 2002 and splits her time between our Woodbury and Roseville clinics. Dr. Peterson enjoys specializing in spinal care because of the dynamic and ever-changing focus in this area of medicine. She is pleased with the long-term results many of her patients have experienced from the PNBC active rehabilitation approach. She is also active as a teacher and is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota where she instructs new residents.



Education:

  • University of Minnesota, Undergraduate, French, 1969 - 1973
  • University of North Carolina, MA in French Literature, 1974 - 1976
  • University of Minnesota, Medical School, 1982 - 1986
  • University of Minnesota, Medical School Family Medicine, 1987-1991


Certification(s):

  • Board Certified in Family Medicine


Previous Related Experience:

  • Family Medicine, 1992 - 2002


Professional Activitie(s):

  • Associate Professor - University of Minnesota, 2004 - Present
  • Preceptor for Residents of the University of Minnesota Medical School, 1994 - Present
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice



James Sturm, MD

Dr. Sturm graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1970 and pursued a career in general and thoracic surgery. As a surgeon, Dr. Sturm was a member of several multispecialty surgical teams doing surgery on the thoracic and lumbar spine. Dr. Sturm’s role in these operations was to provide exposure of the spine for the spinal surgeons. He began practicing emergency medicine in 1982 and further developed his interest in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the neck and back. He became a disability evaluating physician and practiced in that area also from 1989 to 2007. Dr. Sturm joined PNBC in 2008.



Education:

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, 1970
  • General surgery internship - Indiana University, 1970-1971
  • Residency general surgery - St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center, 1971-1975
  • Fellowship thoracic surgery - Case Western Reserve University, 1976-1978

 

Certification(s):

  • American Board of Surgery, 1977 – 1987
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1979 - 1989
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1986 - 1996; Recertification, 1996 - Present
  • Certification In Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Rating, 2003 - Present

 

Professional Activities(s):

  • Minnesota State Medical Association, 1979-2006
  • Ramsey County Medical Society, 1981-2006


Caroline Anna Mason, MD

Dr. Mason practiced Family Medicine for 15 years before joining Physicians Neck and Back Clinics in 2005. In her practice, she cared for many patients with chronic neck and back pain who were frustrated with treatment modalities and continued to experience pain and reduced function. She has concentreated her practice on spinal care and has enjoyed seeing her patients experience long term improvement with active rehabilitation therapy at PNBC. She also acts as a consultant for quality organizations performing case reviews.





Education:

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, 1987
  • University of Minnesota, Family Medicine Residency, 1990

 

Certification(s):

  • Board Certified in Family Medicine 1991, 1997, 2003

 

Professional Activities:

  • Member, Academy of Family Medicine

 

Previous Related Experience:

  • Family Practice Physician and Chief of Professional Services, Inver Grove Medical Clinic, HealthPartners Medical Group, 1990-2005.
  • Assistant Medical Director, Best Sience and Measurement, HealthPartners, 2001-2004.
  • HealthPartners President's Award, 1995.
  • Ramsey Special Recognition Award for Exceptional Service, 1995.
 


Sue Richner, MD

Dr. Richner has practiced Family Medicine for 5 years and have practiced Occupational Medicine to the present time. She's had extensive experience caring for patients with acute and chronic spine pain.








Education:

  • Family Practice Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 1986-1989
  • Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 1982-1986
  • Masters of Public Health, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2004
  • Masters of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1979-1982
  • Bachelors of Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 1974- 1979

 

Certification(s):

  • Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine

 

Previous Related Experience:

  • Family Practice Physician, Allina Medical Clinic 1990-1995
  • Occupational Medicine Physician, Healthworks, 1995-2001
  • Occupational Medicine Physician, Allina Medical Clinic Eagan 2001-2006
  • Occupational Medicine Physician, Minnesota Occupational Health 2006- present

kanekKaren R. Kane, MD

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Dr. Kane began practicing at Physician Neck and Back Clinics (PNBC) in 2004. As a staff physician at the North Memorial Occupational Health Clinic, she treated back and neck injuries but is pleased to be specializing in these areas at PNBC. Dr. Kane has been in the medical profession for nearly 20 years and has served as a staff physician at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. She has also served as the Occupational Health Medical Director for a large multi-specialty clinic in the Twin Cities. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of neck/back injuries and disability management. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Kane provides consultative services for disability management.



E
ducation:

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, 1981
  • Residency and fellowship training at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, 1985
  • University of Minnesota, Masters of Public Health, 1985


Certification(s):

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Preventive Medicine
  • Board Certified in Occupational Medicine


Previous Related Experience:

  • Staff physician, Mayo Clinic 1986 - 1988
  • Staff physician, University of Minnesota 1988 - 1991
  • Occupational Health Medical Director for a large multi-specialty clinic in the Twin Cities. 1991 - 1996
  • Staff physician North Memorial Occupational Health Clinic 1996 - 2004


Professional Activitie(s):

  • Member, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Member, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association


Speaking Engagement(s):

  • “Shoulder Injuries.” Leading Edge Conference, GE Benefits, 9/9/04

  • “Disability Management from the Primary Care Provider’s Perspective.” Disability Management Employer Consortium, 4/15/04

  • “Low Back Injuries.” Leading Edge Conference, GE Benefits, 10/10/03

     

Shawn Olson photoShawn M. Olson, MD

Shawn Olson photo

Dr. Olson graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2009 and completed residency training with HealthPartners/University of Minnesota Occupational and Environmental Medicine in 2013.  He has also earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. 

As an Occupational Medicine Specialist, Dr. Olson has extensive experience with neck and back pain, both from a preventive and treatment perspective.  He has spent years treating, protecting and promoting the health of injured workers.  He is dedicated to providing high quality, cost effective outcomes, while maintaining great client satisfaction. 

He joined PNBC for the opportunity to participate in the rehabilitation of back and neck pain, using exercise as a tool.   He is deeply interested in the crucial influence of exercise on the human body, and is an avid fitness fanatic himself.  He enjoys caring for patients with a comprehensive fitness approach, with a focus on objective measures, and caring for patients using evidenced based decision making to minimize unnecessary tests and procedures. 


Education:
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency                          2011-2013
Chief resident, HealthPartners/University of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN)

Master of Public Health                                                                   2011-2013
University of Minnesota School of Public Health (Minneapolis, MN)

Anesthesiology Residency                                                               2010-2011
University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

Transitional Internship                                                                   2009-2010           
Hennepin County Medical Center (Minneapolis, MN)     

Doctor of Medicine                                                                         2005-2009
University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis, MN)

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry                                                     2001-2005
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (Minneapolis, MN)                          
High Distinction 

Certification(s):

Specialist in Occupational Medicine                                                   2014
American Board of Preventive Medicine

Aviation Medical Examiner                                                               2014
Federal Aviation Administration

Commercial Driver Medical Examiner                                                 2013
National Registration of Certified Medical Examiners

Previous Related Experience:

International Commission on Occupational Health                               2014-Current

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine              2011-Current

Ad Hoc Patient Satisfaction Committee                                               2015-Current

Residents and Recent Graduates Section – President-Elect                    2014-Current

Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association      2011-Current

 

Speaking Engagements:

Medical Certification of Commercial Drivers                                          6/2014, 2/2015 & 7/2015
HealthPartners/University of Minnesota Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Patient Satisfaction: What do we know?                                               4/2015
ACOEM Ad Hoc Patient Satisfaction Committee

Aerospace Physiology                                                                        4/2015
HealthPartners/University of Minnesota Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Tuberculosis Testing in Health Care Workers                                        3/2015
Minnesota Department of Health

Employee Health Evaluations                                                              7/2014 & 1/2015
Union Contractor Workers’ Compensation Program

Infectious Disease Algorithms                                                             10/2014
HealthPartners/University of Minnesota Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Workers’ Compensation                                                                     1/2014 & 9/2014
University of Minnesota Family Medicine Residency

Work Related Hearing Loss                                                                6/2014
HealthPartners/University of Minnesota Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Occupational Health and Safety Assessment                                        12/2013
SafeWell project kickoff summit

Blood Borne Pathogens                                                                     3/2012 & 3/2013
Lakeview Hospital

 
Publications:

Olson S, Odo N, Duran A, Pereira A, Mandel J.  Burnout and Physical Activity in Minnesota Internal Medicine Resident Physicians.  Presented at American Occupational Health Conference (4/2013) and National Occupational Research Agenda (5/2013).  Published in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (12/2014).  Interviewed for MedScape article (8/2015)
                                                             
Pronk N, Olson S, McGrail M, McLellan D. Practical Tools for Assessing and Reporting Total Worker Health in Small to Medium-Sized Businesses.  Abstract presented at NIOSH Total Worker Health Symposium (10/2014). Publication in development currently.

Leniek K, Olson S, Ide L.  Descriptive Analysis of Blood and Bodily Fluid Exposure Incidents from 2009-2013 at a Major Healthcare System and the Design of a Data-Driven Intervention.  Abstract presented at American Occupational Health Conference (4/2014).

Olson S, Adewunmi M, de la Torre M, O’Neal J.  Assessing Patient Satisfaction in an Occupational Medicine Clinic.  Abstract presented at American Occupational Health Conference (4/2013).